ARCHITECTURE P O R T F O L I O CESAR ROJAS - SELECTED WORKS
VISTAS DE SAN PABLO (TAAC)
MARIANO ESCOBEDO 53
CHAPEL | RECREATIONAL SPACE
COMMUNITY CENTER Location: Hermosillo, Sonora. Collaboration: María Cárdenas + David Enriquez CENIT, the community center is carried out with the aim of providing public services and recreational spaces for low-income areas where there is no account of basic services. CENIT offers 4 types of services as an office, computer room, library and public restrooms. The great virtue of the project is recycling containers where the life time of the object is over. The design and development of the project it’s planned to move and install easily in areas where is needed. The idea is not just that people occupy these spaces, otherwise the main goal is to promote social integration between communities and education. It is noteworthy that each container is intended for 4 different type of use to facilitate the function. The design part of bringing the settlement of containers at a more interesting form, providing a contrast between spaces.
Second Level - Architectural Plan
C1 Reception - Restrooms
C4 Computer Room
First Level - Architectural Plan
MERCADO SUR M
Location: Hermosillo, Sonora. Collaboration: Esteban Estrella Mercado Sur, represented as the context of the Sonoran Desert implemented in its design. The program focuses on five key points, which are the public space, the path of the user, the desert vegetation, sustainability and becoming an icon of the city. The major distinction of the project are sun decks, further to capture rainwater, are part of the market structure. A total of 112 local trade and restaurants are in Mercado Sur. The design will be adequate for the best use of land in relation to the adaptation between the topography of the site and volume market, with a result of an organic design. The idea of resorting to a semi buried level comes from the conditions of high temperatures that suffers the city for most of the year, so microclimates are created for comfort users during the visit to the market.
Architectural Plan - Semi Buried Level
Architectural Plan - Street Level
TALLER ACTIVO | VISTAS DE SAN PABLO C H A P E L
R E C R E A T I O N A L
S P A C E
Location: Queretaro, Queretaro Team Leaders: Yanela Nuñez + Cesar Rojas Integration to team: Valeria Franco + Jesus Herrera + Alejandro Perea + Edder Villegas
Taller Activo (Active Workshop – TAAC). It is a class within the School of Architecture ITESM Campus Querétaro that focuses on supporting low-income communities of the city to recover or develop recreational spaces, community centers, chapels, parks, etc., depending on their need. The class is directed to students of architecture and civil engineers where together they work as a team for the realization of projects. TAAC is implemented under the direction of architect Master Alfonso Garduño.
The dynamic of the workshop unfolds to visit the community to know how the community dialogues and live within their group. In several visits, we research about the site and getting to know the people who live there. There are also meetings with teachers and students to meet and discuss about the basic needs of why certain projects should happen in a certain way. After all the research you begin to work and design to offer the first proposals to the community.
The review of proposals with them is very important because their opinion matter a lot and they can suggest corrections and adjustments to the project. Finally we have the final delivery where the community decided together which project is more favorable to build in order to satisfy their needs. I have had the opportunity to participate in two projects in TAAC. One of them, the Community Center “Sombrerete”. Won first place in “Obras Cemex”, in the category of service and welfare.
VISTAS DE SAN PABLO
CHAPEL | RECREATIONAL SPACE The community of Vistas de San Pablo needed a space to celebrate masses and different activities of the group. The design of the pavilion meets the need of the community through a large research effort to demonstrate that the proposed design can be perform and built. The project is formed based on a lattice of recycle blocks to create vision and performance of shadows between the space and the context. On the other hand we recycle wood pallets where these performed a very important role to protect from the sun and make more comfortable different activities in the pavilion. A bench was also adjusted to sit on and also to store objects.
Lattice of Block
West Elevation -Wood Pallets Open
West Elevation -Wood Pallets Close
Open Pallets to 90Â°
Open Pallets to 45Â°
DEVELOPMENT OF PROTOTYPE
MARIANO ESCOBEDO 53 M I X E D - U S E
H O U S I N G
Location: Queretaro, Queretaro
In the last three years Queretaro has grown very fast compare to other cities in Mexico. They have begun to create several suburbs outside the city and left deserted the city center. In 2014 INAH located more than 100 lots empty or abandoned, people stopped betting on living in the heart of the city, a historic place. To resolve this problem and promote new housing in the historical center we implement the habit of mixed-use housing. The project located on street Mariano Escobedo encourages mixed-use housing without leaving apart the essential elements of colonial architecture that characterize the historic center. The project is situated within the perimeter listed of heritage of conservation buildings, the design was developed under the regulations of HMCS2 mixed housing code of the city.
First Level - Architectural Plan SLEEP - STUDIO/LAST SNAK
Second Level - Architectural Plan 5
STUDIO - TV - DINING
ARCHITECTURE P O R T F O L I O CESAR ALBERTO ROJAS RASCON